Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

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Tarver analyzes Mayweather-Cotto

With the training camp for his June 2nd clash against unbeaten Lateef Kayode heating up, former light heavyweight champion and current IBO cruiserweight champion/TV boxing analyst Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver took time out from his busy schedule to check in with his thoughts on another high-profile matchup – the May 5th meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto.

“I think that Mayweather’s coming in with all the natural God-given ability and talent, and Cotto comes in with the physical game,” said Tarver. “But we’ve seen Cotto beat, and beaten bad on two occasions. He was outclassed against (Manny) Pacquiao, and he took a beating against (Antonio) Margarito. We haven’t seen that with Floyd Mayweather yet. I think he (Mayweather) is at the top of the game right now, and he’s gonna have more options to do the things that he does in the ring.” (more…)

With the training camp for his June 2nd clash against unbeaten Lateef Kayode heating up, former light heavyweight champion and …


Boxing News

Changes to May 11 ShoBox card

Cleveland’s once-beaten Willie “The Great” Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) will step in to face Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) in the 10-round junior middleweight main event of the ShoBox telecast on May 11 from the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Original Jhonson opponent, Freddy Hernandez, has been forced to pull out with an injury.

In addition, East Los Angeles lightweight Aalan Martinez has also been forced to pull out of his eight-round bout against Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy. Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs) will still fight an opponent to be determined but his bout will not be televised as the telecast will now go forward as a doubleheader.

The eight-round co-featured battle of undefeated super middleweights Badou Jack “The Ripper” (10-0, 8 KOs) of Sweden and Colombia’s power-punching Alexander Brand (17-0, 15 KOs) will go on as scheduled.

Cleveland’s once-beaten Willie “The Great” Nelson (17-1-1, 11 KOs) will step in to face Cuba’s Yudel Jhonson (12-0, 8 KOs) …



Boxing News

Huck-Afolabi Presser

Photos: Karina Hessland

Normally at a press conference only the fighters of the main event are in the spotlight. But this was not the case on Wednesday afternoon in Erfurt. The spectators of the big fight night on May 5 are also keen to find out which trainer comes up with the better strategy for the world championship bout between the cruiserweights Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi.

Hence the two training legends of German boxing, Ulli Wegner and Fritz Sdunek, did not hold back at the conference. But before they got started, the WBO champion himself had a few things to say. “Ola Afolabi is a really tough guy. But mentally I am very strong. Therefore he won´t get my title,” said Huck. This is the second time that the 27-year-old will be boxing at the Messehalle in Erfurt and he is extremely happy to do so. His first fight here, back in August 2010, ended with a KO victory over the American Matt Godfrey. “The fans here are extremely enthusiastic about boxing so it is amazing that they will get to witness such a great show.” (more…)

Photos: Karina Hessland Normally at a press conference only the fighters of the main event are in the spotlight. But …


Boxing News

Pacquiao to arrive at LAX Saturday

Manny Pacquiao arrives in the U.S. on Saturday. Pacquiao, Hall of Fame-elect trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of Team Pacquiao are scheduled to land at LAX International on Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 8:05PM PT (ironically about the same time Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto square off in Las Vegas). Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will begin his four-week U.S. training camp, on Monday, May 7, at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. Pacman will be defending his WBO welterweight championship crown against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs).

The Pacquiao vs. Bradley welterweight championship collision will take place Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Manny Pacquiao arrives in the U.S. on Saturday. Pacquiao, Hall of Fame-elect trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of Team …




Boxing News

Paredes off May 18 card

By Phil Doherty

Welterweight prospect Ed “The Lion” Paredes (30-3-1, 20 KOs) of Hollywood FL was released from a local hospital this week after admission for lung problems. The 27-year old claimed he felt: “like a million bucks and 10 years younger,” but acknowledged he cannot headline Acquinity Sports’ “Dominican Domination II” card from The Seminole Hard Rock on May 18th as scheduled. Paredes was slotted to defend his WBC and WBO Latino welterweight belts against former light welterweight world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-7-2, 19 KOs). Paredes thanked his huge local fan base for all their support, stating: “When something happens to me I manage to get back and become stronger—so I will be.” Although the medical scare prevents him from participating on the May 18th card, Paredes promised to be back in time for Acquinity’s next show at the Hard Rock on July 21st. The realignment bumps up the 10-round co-main event between Dominican lightweight Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) and southpaw Mexican slugger Leonilo “Veneno” Miranda (32-4, 30 KOs) to top billing.

By Phil Doherty Welterweight prospect Ed “The Lion” Paredes (30-3-1, 20 KOs) of Hollywood FL was released from a local …


Boxing News

KO King Randall Bailey back in spotlight

Two-time world champion Randall “The Knock-out King” Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs) finally gets an opportunity to exorcise years of demon-like frustrations on June 9 when he takes on unbeaten Mike Jones for the vacant IBF welterweight championship in the 12-round co-feature on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley pay-per-view card in Las Vegas. “Randall Bailey has been frustrated most of his career,” his longtime manager Si Stern said. “He is unquestionably the strongest puncher in the world today and, I know this may sound crazy to some, maybe in boxing history. Just look at his knockout record. He’s been shunned by a lot of top fighters out there today. Why? They know Randall can take them out with one punch. History tells us that dangerous punchers like Randall have always been avoided. Jones (IBF #1) didn’t want to fight Randall (IBF #2), either. The IBF pushed the issue and said that Jones had to fight Randall or he’d lose his world title shot.” (more…)

Two-time world champion Randall “The Knock-out King” Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs) finally gets an opportunity to exorcise years of demon-like …


Boxing News

Weights from Thailand

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Petchyindee Boxing Promotion

Kompayak CP Freshmart 108 vs. Jonathan Taconing 107
(WBC Light Flyweight title)

Venue: The City Hall of Buriram Province, Thailand
Promoter: Virat Vachirarattanawongsi of Petchyindee Boxing Promotion
Broadcast: Thailand Channel 7, May 3, 14:00-17:00 (GMT+7) (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Petchyindee Boxing Promotion Kompayak CP Freshmart 108 vs. Jonathan Taconing 107 (WBC Light Flyweight title) Venue: …


Boxing News

Six fights on Kessler-Green undercard

By Alex Hermann

Three fighters from Denmark, one from Norway, one from Sweden and one from Poland will be on the undercard to the WBC Silver light heavyweight clash between Mikkel Kessler and Allan Green on May 19 in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rising middleweight prospect Patrick Nielsen (14-0, 8 KO) will be back only four weeks after he won the WBA I/C title with a dramatic tenth-round KO victory over Gabor Vega. This time Nielsen face Italian Gaetano Nespro (19-8-1) in a non-title bout.

Nielsen’s brother, Micki Nielsen (3-0, 3 KO), will also be on the undercard, as well as very talented Torben Keller (3-0, 1 KO). Sweden’s Erik Skoglund (9-0, 5 KO), Norwegian Simen Smaadal (1-0, 1 KO) and world ranked Pole Mateusz Masternak (26-0, 20 KO) will also be on the card. The opponents are to be announced.

By Alex Hermann Three fighters from Denmark, one from Norway, one from Sweden and one from Poland will be on …



Announcement

10-count for Iris Shaw

Promoter Gary Shaw is grieving with the loss of his mother, Iris Shaw, who passed away yesterday in Boca Raton, Florida. She was 90 years old, lived a wonderful life and left behind 2 children, Gary and Cheryl, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. (more…)

Promoter Gary Shaw is grieving with the loss of his mother, Iris Shaw, who passed away yesterday in Boca Raton, …


UFC

Alan Belcher – Unstoppable

Alan Belcher feels unstoppable.

After a prolonged absence from the Octagon due to an eye injury, the heavy-handed, 16-5 middleweight from Jonesboro, Arkansas made a triumphant return on the UFC Fight Night card last September against Jason MacDonald. More than 16 months earlier, “The Talent” scored a Submission of the Night victory over former number one contender Patrick Cote . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Alan Belcher feels unstoppable. After a prolonged absence from the Octagon due to an eye injury, the heavy-handed, 16-5 middleweight …


Boxing News

Kimura arrives in Singapore

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) arrived in Singapore on Tuesday to have an ambitious crack at the WBA super championship in the featherweight division against unbeaten Indonesian hero Chris John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) here on Saturday. It will be a fabulous promotion at the Marina Bay Sands, which became internationally famous with its unique architecture of a gigantic ship lying over three big towers (probably you cannot imagine the structure). It is very rare to have a world title bout staged in Singapore, where, however, Indonesian Elly Pical barely kept his IBF super-fly belt by a split verdict over Mike Phelps at the National Stadium here in 1989. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) arrived in Singapore on Tuesday to have an ambitious crack …


Boxing News

Ring Kings Grand Arrivals

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

“Ring Kings” headliners made their “grand arrivals” today in the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby. Arriving first was Sugar Shane Mosley, followed by Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather in 30-minute increments. (more…)

Photos: Mary Ann Owen “Ring Kings” headliners made their “grand arrivals” today in the MGM Grand Hotel Lobby. Arriving first …



Boxing News

Biosse-Spina battle May 24

Super middleweights Vladine Biosse (12-1-1, 6 KOs) and Joey Spina (26-2-2, 18 KOs) will battle for bragging rights in the city of Providence on May 24th when Biosse defends his New England title against the “K.O. Kid” in the eight-round main event presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I.

At Tuesday’s informal press gathering at the Providence Downtown Marriott, the two fighters stood toe-to-toe for the first time since signing their respective names on the dotted line. (more…)

Super middleweights Vladine Biosse (12-1-1, 6 KOs) and Joey Spina (26-2-2, 18 KOs) will battle for bragging rights in the …


Boxing News

New site/ date for Spinks-Bundrage II

The IBF junior middleweight world title rematch between former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) and current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K-9′ Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) has a new site and date of San Jose, California July 28. The bout will also air on Showtime Championship Boxing as the co-feature to the main event between Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero vs Selcuk Aydin for the WBC Silver welterweight title. The Spinks-Bundrage fight originally was being planned to happen June 23rd at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida. Upon hearing the news Spinks issued the following statement: “I didn’t care if the fight was in Florida, California or wherever, I just want my title back. I read what the supposed to be experts said but that doesn’t matter at all. They are going to be saying something different after I beat K-9 and get my belt back,” said Spinks.

The IBF junior middleweight world title rematch between former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) and current IBF …


Boxing News

Christy Martin vs. Mia St. John II Postponed

Due to the emotional strain of having to relive the domestic violence victimization of being stabbed twice and then shot by her ex-husband, female boxing icon Christy Martin has asked promoter Roy Englebrecht if her WBC Super Welterweight World Championship fight against Mia St John could be postponed while she recuperates from the stress and trauma of the trial, conviction and sentencing of the ex-husband who tried to kill her. Both Englebrecht and Table Mountain Casino, which was to host the June 19th Final Victory show have understandably agreed to the postponement and have set Tuesday, August 14th as the new date for this championship show.

“I certainly understand the tremendous pressure and stress that Christy has been under, what with the national publicity from the trial, and having to testify and be in the courtroom with the man that wanted to kill her,” said Englebrecht. “Christy really wants to win her 50th fight, so after discussions with her trainer Miguel Diaz; they thought it best to take some time off to get her head cleared and then get back in training.” (more…)

Due to the emotional strain of having to relive the domestic violence victimization of being stabbed twice and then shot …


Boxing News

Oquendo opponent named

Bobby Hitz, the promoter of long-time heavyweight contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs), has announced that Oquendo’s next opponent, Minnesota’s Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (28-5, 27 KOs). Oquendo and Abell will meet on May 25 for the WBA Fedelatin heavyweight championship in the 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s latest “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana (located 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago). The bout is presented by Hitz Boxing in conjunction with Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions.

Bobby Hitz, the promoter of long-time heavyweight contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs), has announced that Oquendo’s next opponent, …



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Brian Viloria v Omar Nino Romero PPV Promo Spot


UFC

John Hathaway – the Hitman reloaded

When John Hathaway made his UFC debut in January of 2009, he was 21 years old and part of a small group of under-25 prospects that included the then-youngest fighter in the organization, his 20-year old opponent Tom Egan . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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When John Hathaway made his UFC debut in January of 2009, he was 21 years old and part of a …


Boxing News

Unbeaten Aguiniga returns on May 26

By Francisco Salazar

Hoping to bank on their success from their inaugural show in February, El Dorado Entertainment returns to the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA on Saturday, May 26th. In the main event of the seven-bout “Commotion by the Ocean” card, unbeaten Jose Aguiniga will face Eduardo Arcos in a scheduled 10 rounds super featherweight round bout. In the main supporting bout, unbeaten Roger Romo will take on Gregorio Viramontes in a six round bout. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Hoping to bank on their success from their inaugural show in February, El Dorado Entertainment returns to …


Boxing Result

Pirog outpoints Ishida to retain WBO belt

WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Sport Complex Krylatskoe in Moscow, Russia. Pirog landed the better blows early on, doing most of the early damage with his right hand. Ishida connected with some nice combinations at times and was competitive in every round, but Pirog usualy did more en route to his third defense of the title. Scores were 119-109, 117-111, 120-108.

Unbeaten heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Gbenga Oloukun (19-8, 12 KOs). A brutal body shot finished Oloukun at the 1:32 mark.

Other Results:
Dmitry Kudryashov KO1 Alexey Varagushin (cruiserweight)
Dmitriy Kadeykin W4 Fuad Muradov (light heavyweight)
Maxim Chemezov W4 Sergey Akimov (super middleweight)

WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Nobuhiro Ishida (24-8-2, 9 …


Boxing News

Pintor-Cano on May 18 in Mexico City

All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with their successful “Boxeo Telemundo” series on May 18 to the recently renovated Auditorio Plaza Condesa In Mexico City. In the main event, undefeated 18-year-old prospect Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (17-0-1, 11 KOs), nephew of Mexican Legend Lupe Pintor, will face the toughest test of his young career when he battles compatriot Ivan “Macanon” Cano (21-3, 15 KOs) in a fight scheduled for ten rounds with the vacant WBC Youth jr. welterweight title at stake.

First bell at 8:00 PM, six more fights round out the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35PM. Tickets are already on sale at Auditorio Plaza Condesa (Juan Escutia #4, Esq. Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Colonia Condesa) and also at ticketmaster.com.mx, prices are: $200 and $100 (MP). The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.

All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with their successful “Boxeo Telemundo” series on May 18 to the recently renovated Auditorio …


Feature Story

Q&A: Rowland Bryant

Photo: Lisa Johnson

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Rowland told me before the Librado Andrade fight that nobody knows who he is now, but in a couple of months, everybody will. I believe him. There are already strong promoters interested in signing Rowland, and helping him jump to the level he can really fight. I just want people around to realize what the man, who had four fights in the last 5+ years was able to do,” trainer Josue Aguilar told Fightnews.com after his unknown fighter Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11 KOs) surprised everybody with a spectacular TKO last month against former super middleweight world title challenger and current WBC Continental America titleholder Librado Andrade (30-5, 23 KO) in El Paso, Texas. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Rowland told me before the Librado Andrade fight that nobody knows who he is now, but in …


Boxing News

Hatton breaks silence on Sky split

Ricky Hatton has vowed to give his talent stacked stable a new television home after Hatton Promotions split from Sky Sports. The British television network decided not to give the European Promoter of the Year any further dates after their Manchester Velodrome super show on Saturday June 16. The Hitman said: “The news came as a blow and I feel we have been unfairly treated, but there are meetings already set up with other TV channels. Next season I am very confident that my fighters will have a big television platform to perform on. I have a great stable of fighters, many champions and a hard working team. TV companies have contacted me – not me them which is encouraging. It shows the great promotions I have staged for Sky hasn’t gone unnoticed. (more…)

Ricky Hatton has vowed to give his talent stacked stable a new television home after Hatton Promotions split from Sky …


UFC

Tickets on sale for Silva vs. Sonnen 2

A heated middleweight title fight and a pair of long-awaited rubber matches highlight a loaded UFC® card slated for Saturday, July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday for UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2. (more…)

A heated middleweight title fight and a pair of long-awaited rubber matches highlight a loaded UFC® card slated for Saturday, …


Boxing News

Cauthen-Robinson collide May 12

It’s official: State Championship Boxing is coming to the Newtown Athletic Club. Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen and “The New” Ray Robinson will battle for 10 rounds, or less, for the vacant Pennsylvania welterweight title on Saturday evening, May 12, at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA.

Cauthen (36-7, 9 K0s), who has held the NABF junior welterweight title, NABA junior welterweight title and USBA junior middleweight title, won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. By contrast, Robinson (13-2, 5 K0s) has never fought for a title and has been waiting for this opportunity since he turned pro in 2006. (more…)

It’s official: State Championship Boxing is coming to the Newtown Athletic Club. Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen and “The New” Ray …


UFC

Pascal Krauss – Citizen of the World

The Octagon debut of Pascal Krauss couldn’t have gone any better, as his UFC 122 win over Mark Scanlon in November of 2010 kept his unbeaten (10-0) record intact and earned him Fight of the Night honors. Nine months later, he wondered if he would reach those heights again. . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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The Octagon debut of Pascal Krauss couldn’t have gone any better, as his UFC 122 win over Mark Scanlon in …


Boxing News

Hopkins says he won’t quit

Despite being dethroned by Chad Dawson last Saturday, there i no quit in 47-year-old future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins. The oldest man to ever a win a major boxing title has now set his sights on besting his own record by winning yet another title later in 2012. “I fought hard Saturday night and feel the fight was closer than two of the scores reflected,” said Hopkins. “Regardless of the result, I will continue my career and challenge any champion in my division. I might be older, but I don’t feel a decline in my skills or abilities in the ring. I love to fight and am still competing at a level where boxing cannot deny me the opportunity to succeed.”

Despite being dethroned by Chad Dawson last Saturday, there i no quit in 47-year-old future hall of famer Bernard Hopkins. …


Boxing News

Salido wants Jhonny Gonzalez to unify

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBO featherweight world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) has sent congratulations to his compatriot Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs) for his defense of his WBC Featherweight title on Saturday against the Dominican Elio Rojas in Cancun. Salido has also told his promoter Fernando Beltran to explore a possible unification fight with Jhonny Gonzalez. “It would be a fight for the fans, a battle of two warriors, two champions,” said Salido. Neither I nor Gonzalez take a step back, it would the kind of fight I like: dramatic and action-packed.” Salido also seeks a title shot against WBO super feather champion Adrien “The Problem” Boner (29-0, 23 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican WBO featherweight world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) has sent congratulations to his …


Boxing News

Resto Denied Boxing Second License

Former welterweight Luis Resto has been officially denied a license as a Boxing Second by the New York State Athletic Commission. Determining factors in the commission’s decision included Resto’s 1986 conviction for Assault in the Second Degree for boxing Billy Collins, Jr. with some of the padding removed from his gloves combined with the NYSAC’s mission to protect the safety and welfare of boxers and whether granting a license is consistent with the public interest and in the best interest of boxing.

“The decision of the commission is disappointing considering the time served in prison by Mr. Resto and his subsequent remorse. I wonder if there was a financial or political gain to be made by the NYSAC, would the outcome have been different?” commented movie director Eric Drath, who profiled Resto’s story in the 2009 film Assault In The Ring. Resto’s application and license fee were submitted to the NYSAC in association with the Aaron Davis Boxing Gym in the Bronx.

Former welterweight Luis Resto has been officially denied a license as a Boxing Second by the New York State Athletic …


Boxing News

Gonzalez-Caro collide May 19

With three hugely successful boxing events under their belt so far in 2012, Erik “Terrible” Morales’ promotional outfit Box Latino is gearing up to go outside of Baja California and present a card on May 19th, in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico where hometown favorite and WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (27-1, 24KOs) looks to defend his newly acquired versus elite level challenger Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-10-4, 18KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in a scheduled twelve round bout. Televisa, as part of their weekly “Sabados de Corona” boxing series, will broadcast the contest live in Mexico.

In the co-feature, undefeated NABF junior flyweight champion Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara (17-0-1, 13KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico, will be defending his title versus La Paz, Mexico’s Raul “Pay” Castañeda (14-2, 8KOs) in a twelve round tilt. The night will also mark the return of super featherweight Omar “Dinamita” Estrella (15-4-2, 10KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico against the always dangerous TBA.

With three hugely successful boxing events under their belt so far in 2012, Erik “Terrible” Morales’ promotional outfit Box Latino …


Boxing News

Usmanee starts busy summer

By Dave Spencer

Arash Usmanee (18-0 8KO) was due for a final exam this month; instead the undefeated super-featherweight will be going to summer school starting this Friday as he faces off against Cristian Faccio (21-7 14KO) in his boxing home of Montreal. “Adrian Bronner called us for a fight in May for the world title,” Usmanee tells FightNews, “But I had just come back for training, and the timing just wasn’t right.” Adding to the bad timing was the fact that the Red Deer Alberta injured his right hand in his last fight in March, a ten round decision over undefeated Chris Howard in Atlanta.

“We want to see how it reacts and whether or not he has a good fight before moving on,” said his manager Doug Berneche who built a four part summer series around the 30 year-old fighter who meets former world title challenger Cristian Faccio this Friday. “If everything goes well, Arash will defend his WBC (Continental Americas) belt in June.” (More)

By Dave Spencer Arash Usmanee (18-0 8KO) was due for a final exam this month; instead the undefeated super-featherweight will …


Boxing News

Tornado Warning – Margarito Returns May 26

Report/Photo: Phil Soto / Top Rank

Former world champion Antonio Margarito’s fight on May 26 against Abel Perry (18-5, 9 KOs) at Casino De Sol in Tucson, Arizona, was announced Monday during a press conference at the resort hotel in southern Arizona. The bout will be Margarito’s first since the three-time world welterweight champion lost to Miguel Cotto in December in New York. Margarito will fight Perry as a middleweight.

Unbeaten junior-welterweight prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. also appeared at the news conference for the Top Rank and Showdown Promotions card, which will be televised by Azteca America. Benavidez is scheduled for his first bout since undergoing surgery in January on his right wrist.

Report/Photo: Phil Soto / Top Rank Former world champion Antonio Margarito’s fight on May 26 against Abel Perry (18-5, 9 …


Boxing News

“Bombs Away On Long Island”

Professional boxing returns May 17 to the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York as Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, in association with Winner Take All Productions, presents “Bombs Away On Long Island,” showcasing many of Long Island’s most popular and promising prospects. Long Island-based boxers on the card include Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith, Jr. (9-1, 9 KOs), Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (7-0, 5 KOs), Ronson Frank (16-0, 8 KOs), Tommy “The Razor” Rainone (17-4, 4 KOs) and Mike “Lefty” Brooks (6-0, 1 KO).

The main event is an eight-round match featuring undefeated light welterweight Emmanuel Lartei “Bukom Joe” Lartey (12-01, 7 KOs), a former African and Ghanaian champion now living in New York City, against USA Mid-American welterweight title-holder Boyd Henley (9-1-1, 8 KOs), who fights out of Kansas City, Missouri.

Tickets are priced at $150.00 (VIP pre-party and ringside), $75.00 (ringside) an $40.00 (general admission) and available to purchase at the Plattdeutsch Park Restaurant (1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square) or by calling 516.313.2477 or 516.354.3131. Doors open for the VIP pre-party at 6:00 PM/ET, 7:00 PM/ET for the general public. The first bout is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM/ET.

Professional boxing returns May 17 to the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York as Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, …


UFC

Reintroducing Louis Gaudinot

Living and training in Hoboken, Louis Gaudinot is only a couple exits on the New Jersey Turnpike away from what may end up being the most important fight of his three year pro mixed martial arts career this Saturday night against Brazil’s John Lineker, but the length of the drive to East Rutherford doesn’t do justice to the time it took him to get here . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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WBO names officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bouts to be held this week in Russia and Germany.

For tomorrow’s Pirog-Ishida fight in Moscow, the referee will be Manuel Maritxalar, from Spain. The judges are Fernando Laguna Yanes, from Spain, John Madfis, from United States, and Noel Monnet, from France. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Igor Mazurov.

For Saturday’s WBO twin twin bill in Erfurt, the referee for Huck-Afolabi will be Robert Byrd, from the United States. The judges are Ingo Barrabas, from Germany, Paul Thomas, from United Kingdom, and Nelson Vazquez, from Puerto Rico. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs. The referee for Stieglitz-Hamdan will be Dave Parris, from United Kingdom, and the judges will be Manuel Oliver Palomo, Ingo Barrabas and Nelson Vazquez. WBO supervisor will be Istvan Kovacs.

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